|Lachesis was one of our earliest text font designs, a unique font deliberately designed to have an antique wood-cut look. It is based on samples of vintage type taken directly from letterpress type blocks found at the type museum in Barnard Maine, a great resource which closed a few years ago. Over the years Lachesis has gone through a lot of revisions and improvements and became one of our first Master Fonts with an expanded character set, foreign language characters and custom bold and italic versions.
This latest release of Lachesis has had a bit of fine tuning, but does not include many major changes. It’s just an excellent font if you want something which is fairly heavy and has an antique wood-cut look to it.
You can try the DEMO version of Lachesis for free. The demo has a limited character set. Or you can ORDER the full version for only $29 (including regular, bold and italic), and download it right away.
|Once again we are calling on the classic early 20th century lettering work of J. M. Bergling to produce a new font with a timeless look which combines elements of text and titling styles for a versatile and elegant effect. Diomedes includes a full set of upper and lower case characters plus an interesting selection of alternative lower case characters with decorative elements. It’s great for making web buttons or designing greeting cards or doing book chapter titles.
You can try the DEMO version of Diomedes for free. The demo has a limited character set, but you can still get a good feel for how the font works. Or you can ORDER the full version for only $24 online and download it right away. You now also have the option of using our new type preview tool to view custom samples of text in this font.
|True Golden is one of the cornerstone fonts in our William Morris collection. It is a unique rendering of Morris’ Golden type, which he based on samples of early Jensen typefaces. Our rendering of the style has a special, authentic look because unlike most versions of the font which are based directly on the metal type, it is based on printed samples so it preserves some of the heavier weight and softer outlines which the font had when printed on the thick, high quality papers used by Morris for his Kelmscott Press books. It is the only version of Golden designed to preserve the look of the font as it was intended to be printed. True Golden is part of our Master Font series and includes an expanded character set plus custom bold and italic weights of the font.|
Text fonts are fundamental for virtually any project. For a lot of computer users and desktop publishers text fonts are all there is. They tend to use the same basic fonts for a wide variety of uses, and they are almost all text fonts. Times and Helvetica are fine fonts, but they do get a little boring after a while.
Our text fonts break down into three general types. We have traditional text fonts like Marquis and Savoyard, specialized text fonts including monospaced fonts like Angelus and Cincinnatus, and antique text fonts based on historical typefaces and in many cases including special antique characteristics.
Our traditional text fonts include both serif and sans serif faces and styles which have similar characteristics to the most popular fonts like Times, Palatino, Arial and Helvetica. We’ve all seen too much of these fonts, but there are times when conformity is expected, so our collection covers these basics.
What we really specialize in is providing text fonts which fit the needs of standard text uses, but add a bit of style or some unusual, special characteristics. Good examples of this are our monospaced fonts like Cincinnatus or Angelus which are easy to read at small sizes and have uniform spacing, but are more stylish and more attractive than traditional monospaced fonts like Courier or Monaco.
Our other specialty in text fonts is recreation of antique styles which have unusual merit or special character, such as our True Golden font based on William Morris’ Golden, Cochin Archaic based on a 18th century design by Nicholas Cochin, or fonts like Boswell and Buccaneer which preserve the rough characteristics of old wood type. Many of these antique type fonts also include special characters like the long-s and alternate character forms to add to their authenticity.
Our single fonts and text font samplers can be ordered online, by mail or by phone for delivery online or by mail. You can find single text fonts on our text fonts ordering page or get the whole collection.
To get an idea of what our text fonts are like, try out the shareware version of Cochin Archaic. It doesn’t have all of the punctuation and special characters, but should give you a good idea of what our text fonts can look like on your computer. You can download it in an archive which will work on Mac or PC.
|Fonts in this collection. Click on name to see sample.
Hadrianus has been one of our most popular text fonts for a while and it was recently featured here on the site. There has been a lot of demand to expand the features available with Hadrianus beyond the usual bold and italic versions, so this summer we developed something really special, a swashed alternate character set which combines elements of the standard Hardrianus characters with calligraphic script characteristics to produce a unique hybrid variation which pairs the Hadrianus capital letters with the special custom swashed lowercase characters for a really lovely effect. The overall look remains true to the latin, humanist origins of the font and the new characters are very finely tuned to fit the look of the original font.
You can download and try a demo version of Hadrianus Swash, in TrueType format for Mac or PC. You can also order the full version of Hadrianus Swash online for immediate download: BUY IT NOW. Alternatively you can purchase a combined set of the font with the main Hadrianus font and Hadrianus Swash in a special discounted combo: BUY THE SET.
Hadrianus was developed in 2001 as an addition to our Master Fonts selection of high-end text fonts. It was created to fill the need for a very formal Roman-style font derived from historic Latin lettering. It’s one of our most attractive and readable fonts and includes an expanded character set with foreign language and special characters. It’s also available in a variety of custom weights and styles, including italic, bold, extra-bold and ultra-bold. Hadrianus is particularly elegant while still being highly readable and great for display uses or for the main text in a book or other publication.